Art of the Aloha Shirt Exhibit


The City of Carlsbad’s Cultural Arts Office presents Art of the Aloha Shirt: Keoni of Hawaii, 1938-51 through March 16 at William D. Cannon Art Gallery in the Carlsbad City Library complex, located at 1775 Dove Lane. Admission is free.

At a Glance
Patrons can explore the history, artistry and production of Hawaii’s enduring fashion statement, the Aloha Shirt.
The exhibition features sixty objects, including original textile artwork, production sketches and swatches, advertisements and vintage shirts to tell the story of an early innovator, John “Keoni” Meigs, in an industry that has left an indelible mark on fashion in the U.S. and the world.
Family Open Studios, our free art-making workshop for the whole family, will be held on March 2 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Gallery.
Cannon Art Gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m.

Even More Information

Family Open Studios is sponsored by Carlsbad Friends of the Arts. For more information, contact Karen McGuire at 760-602-2022 or


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